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1908-O 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Barber Half Dollars 1892-1915

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

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PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS #:
6514
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
5,360,000
Mint:
New Orleans
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 5,000 R-4.0 58 / 74 TIE 58 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 600 R-5.8 62 / 74 TIE 62 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 200 R-7.0 69 / 74 TIE 69 / 74 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 5,000
60 or Better 600
65 or Better 200
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.0
60 or Better R-5.8
65 or Better R-7.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 58 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 62 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 69 / 74 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 58 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 62 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 69 / 74 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade

“Perfection 9” Collection

2 MS67 PCGS grade

David Akers, sold privately on 6/15/1992 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Barber Half Dollar Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3225, $15,525 - Dr. Peter & Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:5414, $12,337.50

2 MS67 PCGS grade
Heritage 8/2004:6282, $7,072.50 - Heritage 3/2008:712, $9,775 - Oliver Collection - Heritage 8/2011:7215, $12,651.15 (the pedigrees for this coin and Lot 7214 were swapped in the Heritage catalog)
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
	MS67 PCGS grade

Fontaine Collection - Bowers & Merena 8/2010:584, $21,850 - Heritage 1/2011:5583 - Greensboro Collection, Part V - Heritage 8/2015:4094, $15,275 - Heritage 10/2015:3308, not sold - Heritage 1/2016:25257, $12,000 - Heritage 1/2017:4466, $10,868.75

2 MS67 PCGS grade

Oliver Collection - Heritage 8/2011:7214, $13,225 (the pedigrees for this coin and Lot 7215 were swapped in the Heritage catalog)

2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade

“Perfection 9” Collection

#2 MS67 PCGS grade

David Akers, sold privately on 6/15/1992 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Barber Half Dollar Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3225, $15,525 - Dr. Peter & Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:5414, $12,337.50

#2 MS67 PCGS grade
Heritage 8/2004:6282, $7,072.50 - Heritage 3/2008:712, $9,775 - Oliver Collection - Heritage 8/2011:7215, $12,651.15 (the pedigrees for this coin and Lot 7214 were swapped in the Heritage catalog)
 
	MS67 PCGS grade 
#2 MS67 PCGS grade

Fontaine Collection - Bowers & Merena 8/2010:584, $21,850 - Heritage 1/2011:5583 - Greensboro Collection, Part V - Heritage 8/2015:4094, $15,275 - Heritage 10/2015:3308, not sold - Heritage 1/2016:25257, $12,000 - Heritage 1/2017:4466, $10,868.75

#2 MS67 PCGS grade

Oliver Collection - Heritage 8/2011:7214, $13,225 (the pedigrees for this coin and Lot 7215 were swapped in the Heritage catalog)

#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1908-O Half Dollar is common in most grades and is plentiful in Mint State. In looking at the PCGS Population Report, the total population of the 1908-O exceeds all previous dates except for 1892 and 1892-O, thus it is an excellent candidate for type collections. The largest population of Mint State 1908-O Half Dollars occurs at MS64, followed by MS63, then MS65. Even Superb (MS66 and MS67) examples are readily available. In fact, the PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census is completely filled with MS67 examples, topped off by a single PCGS MS68. All of the top examples feature impressive, colorful toning.